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Riki Fujitani | Interim Executive Director

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Committed to changing the way the State of Hawaii builds preschools, schools and workforce housing through the strategic use of prequalified architects, engineers and contractors for innovation, speed and efficiency.

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Kenyon Tam | Administrative Services Officer

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Kenyon is an experienced professional who has been working in public education for over fifteen (15) years. He has a diverse range of experience in policy development, government administration, and formulating and implementing organizational and administrative structures. Before joining the Hawaii School Facilities Authority, he worked with the Hawaiʻi State Public Charter School Commission and was recently the Board Analyst for the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education. Kenyon holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa.

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Vacant | Policy and Program Officer

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Douglas Cullison | Project Manager

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With over thirteen (13) years of experience working with various private and public agencies, Douglas brings a remarkable degree of expertise and knowledge to the team, ranging from project, construction, risk, and financial management. Prior to joining the Hawaii School Facilities Authority, Douglas was a Deputy Director of Project Controls for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and, most recently, a Risk Manager for the Jacobs Engineering Group. Douglas holds a Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shidler College of Business.

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Wilmurf de Vera, P.E. | Project Manager

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Wilmurf is a highly skilled licensed Professional Engineer with extensive knowledge in the planning, design, and construction industry. He has more than a decade of experience as an engineer and has worked for both private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Hawaii School Facilities Authority, Wilmurf contributed his expertise to the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, where he provided in-house design services, including the development of construction plans, specifications, proposals, and inspections; and he managed the said construction plans and other constructions during the construction phase. Wilmurf holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Seattle University.

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Jiaping Fouse, P.E., M.C.E. | Project Manager

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With over 22 years of experience, Jiaping has demonstrated an exceptional level of dedication and expertise as an engineer in both the private and public sectors. Her expertise encompasses planning, design, project management, and construction management. Jiaping’s fluency in English, Chinese, and Japanese, combined with her education, which includes a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Doctorate in Structural Engineering, make her a truly exceptional professional.

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Cindy Watarida | Business Management Officer

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A former Finance Officer for a non-profit and Administration Services Assistant for the Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pāhoa Complex Area, Cindy’s fifteen (15) years of experience in the non-profit and public sector has enabled her to bring a wealth of knowledge in administrative and management functions, budgeting, and accounting. Cindy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree.